Geum Flames of Passion ground cover will die back to ground level in Winter and fresh new growth will appear in Spring. They are happiest in full sun, but all require moist but well-drained soil. They will not thrive in soil that becomes waterlogged. To maintain them simply cut back any tatty or brown foliage from the previous year in early Spring and divide any clumps that become congested in early Spring or late Autumn.
As a rough guide when planting Geum Flames of Passion as ground cover – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage, and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.
How to grow Geum Flames of Passion
Position: Full Sun
Foliage: Perennial, leaves appear from Spring with flowers following in early Summer through to mid-late Autumn
Soil and site: Fertile, moisture retaining & well drained
Flowering time: Early Spring to Autumn
Growth rate: Fast
Ultimate height and spread: 30cm and 30cm
Hardiness: Hardy once established
Aftercare: Water well until established, avoiding soil becoming waterlogged. Trim off any dead/straggly areas after flowering has finished. Divide clumps in early Spring or late Autumn